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50,000 Canadian postal workers locked out

The company cited $100 million in losses the strike has caused and the union's refusal to cooperate in dealing with declining mail volumes.

In South Korea, strike leaders land in court

180 Vietnamese migrant workers building a wharf in Inchon, South Korea, launched one brief strike in July, 2010, and another last January.

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Iranians release bus drivers union leader

The leader of the independent bus drivers union in Tehran, Iran, was released on bond from Iranian prisons.

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World's unions call for ending attack on Bahrain labor

Those in the ruling circles intend to complete the transformation of the country into a totalitarian state.

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World Notes: Belgium, Canada and more

World Youth Festival concludes, EU attacks poverty, African migrant workers are barred, Washington is down on dissidents, a Union takes down Wal-Mart, Statistics show social gains.

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General strike in Portugal protests austerity measures

A massive one-day general strike paralyzed Portugal November 24 led by major labor federations united to denounce austerity measures being imposed by the country's Socialist Party Prime Minister, Jose Socrates.

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S. Africa gov’t urged to talk with unions

South Africa's communists called on the government and unions to "sit down and engage frankly" in order to resolve a three-week public sector strike.

Mexican electrical workers continue hunger strike

A long running hunger strike by laid-off electrical workers in Mexico City has reached a point of high drama.

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Economic crises and modern Greek mythology

Major media in the U.S. and Europe offer myths to explain Greece's economic crisis.

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May Day message from the Acropolis

Members of the Communist Party of Greece staged a symbolic occupation of the Acropolis May 4, hanging enormous banners bearing the slogan "Peoples of Europe rise up."

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